FREEPORT — Anne Egan, 86, died Sunday afternoon after a brief but feisty fight with cancer.
She lived in New York, N.Y., much of her life, working in Manhattan in the Chrysler Building for Texas Oil Co. She spoke fondly of that experience her entire life.
She married Edward F. Egan, of the Bronx, in 1952 in New York City. She and her family moved to Florida in the late 1970s, where she resided until 2004, when she moved to Maine to be closer to family. She adored her eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Sharing time with her family was her brightest time and she relished visits from many of them traveling to Maine to see “Nanni.”
A devout Catholic her entire life, Egan asked for and was generous with prayers on all occasions. Her Irish wit and Depression-era upbringing matched well with an extroverted personality. She loved to entertain guests at her home, and lived independently until she was 86.
She is survived by three sons, Edward Egan Jr., of Port Orange Fla., Tim Egan, of Dover, Del., and John Egan, of Freeport. She was preceded in death by her sister, Helen, in 2009; her husband of 51 years, Eddie, in 2003; and her brothers, William, in 1984, and Frank, in 1943.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday at St. Jude Catholic Church in Freeport. Burial will be May 11 in Florida.